Time to veg out: The fourth annual Veg Fest, the Tampa Bay area’s only vegetarian/vegan festival, makes its return from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St. in downtown Tampa. The event features food booths intended to appeal to all who enjoy tasty, healthy foods, regardless of whether they follow a vegetarian or vegan diet. There also will be live music, kids’ activities, healthy-living and eco-friendly exhibitors, information on local nonprofit groups, animal adoptions, cooking demonstrations, films and guest speakers. The event is sponsored by Florida Voices for Animals.
Parking is available in the adjacent South Regional Parking Garage at 301 Channelside Drive. For information, call (727) 656-8368 or visit www.tampabayvegfest.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Upgrade your abode: Florida’s Largest Home Show returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., today and Sunday.
Celebrating 27 years of home shows, the event features more than 900 exhibits of the latest products in home remodeling, decorating, landscaping and furnishings. See what’s new, talk to experts and enjoy daily seminars.
Show times are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8; $7 for seniors and military; and free to children age 12 and younger. Parking is $6.
For details go to www.bighomeshow.com.
Aliens abound: Tampa Theatre’s “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” film series continues with Space Invader Saturday, featuring a screening of the 1953 3-D cult classic “It Came From Outer Space,” followed by the 1986 sci-fi thriller “Aliens.” The double-feature starts at 7:30 p.m. at 711 N. Franklin St.
On Sunday, it’s a Hitchcock triple feature, featuring “Hitchcock” at 3 p.m. followed by “The Birds” at 6:30 p.m. and “Psycho” at 10 p.m.
Single show tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, seniors, military and Tampa Theatre members. Double-feature tickets are $15/$13, and triple-feature tickets are $21/$18. Buy tickets at the Tampa Theatre box office or call (813) 274-8286.
Outdoor overture: Pack a picnic basket and attend the 20th annual Pops in the Park concert at 7 p.m. at River Tower Park, 401 E. Bird St. in Sulphur Springs. The Florida Orchestra will be there, performing a free program of familiar symphonic favorites. Concert-goers are urged to bring canned good donations for Tampa Bay Harvest’s food bank.
For details, go to www.floridaorchestra.org.
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